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      New York: Will H. Coleman, 1885.. Small quarto. Olive cloth, ruled and lettered in black, decorated in gilt and silver. Head and toe of spine slightly frayed, short, shallow surface split toward toe of spine, but an unusually bright, very good copy. First edition. This indexed, annotated collection of parallel English and French translations also includes an essay by Hearn on the Creole idioms of Louisiana. Two of his other hack commissions published by Coleman are featured in the terminal ads. BAL 7914.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      London: George Philip & Son, 1885. The first one volume edition with the “new and original matter and corrected map”. This printing includes three additional chapters not in the first printing. Illustrated with 32 plates and facsimiles, 120 woodcuts in the text and a large folding coloured map in a pocket at the end. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. xxviii, 569, including index. A handsome and well preserved copy, the gilt remains very bright, the cloth is well preserved and showing just a bit of typical age evidence, internally quite fresh and in nice condiion. VERY SCARCE FIRST ONE VOLUME EDITION IN COLLECTOR’S CONDITION. THE FIRST EDITION WITH ADDITIONS AND THE CORRECTED MAP. After a naval career that took him to Ethiopia and the slaving areas of East Africa, Cameron was selected by the Royal Geographical Society in 1873 to go in search of Livingstone, and instructed also to make independent explorations with Livingstone’s guidance. Upon learning of Livingstone's death, Cameron’s European companions turned back but Cameron dedicated his expedition to geographical exploration of the African continent and forged ahead alone, arriving in Ujiji on Lake Tanganyika in 1874, where he found some of Livingstone’s papers and sent them back to England. Here he began his quest of exploration with his attempts to discover the “true form” of the south part of the lake, which ended up feeding into the Lukuga river. He went west from there to a town previously visited by Livingstone on the Lualaba river, which he suspected (rightly) was the main source for the River Congo but was unsuccessful in his attempts to prove it. His journeys took him further to the southwest until he reached the coast on November 28, 1875, becoming the first European to cross Equatorial Africa “from sea to sea.” ACROSS AFRICA is the work for which he is best known, containing the exciting detailed account of this cross-continental journey as well as the author’s suggestions for the opening of the African continent such as utilizing the great lakes in a “Cape to Cairo” connection. Cameron spent the remainder of his life working on commercial development projects in places such as Turkey and the Persian Gulf and writing tales for the young. He also accompanied Sir Richard Burton in his West African journey of 1882 and was joint author of Burton’s TO THE GOLD COAST FOR GOLD. Cameron was killed by a fall from horseback as he returned from a hunting expedition in 1894. This is an important work.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Biblia Pauperum: Conteynynge Thirty And Eight Wodecuttes Illustrating The Liif, Parablis, and Miraclis offe Oure Blessid Lord & Saviour Jhesus Crist, With the Propre Descrypciouns therof extracted fro the Originall Texte offe John Wiclif, Somtyme Rector of Lutterworth. Preface by the late Very Reverend Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, D.D., Dean of Westminster

      New York: A. C. Armstrong & Son, 1885. Limited ed. Vellum. Very Good. 5 3/4 x 8 inches. Illustrated with Woodcuts. Text is easily legible, woodcuts are crisp and clean. Gift inscription from previous owner on endpaper (1884-1953), possibly of Northampton, MA, on the occasion of his first Christmas. Interior pages are uncut with some chipped and tears to edges, some foxing spots and smudges. Pages are wavy to the touch. Endpapers have some foxing and smudges, small tear to paper on front hinge Number 90 of a limited edition of 375: "This edition consists of three hundred and seventy-five copies printed for America by Unwin Brothers, of London, England". "Imprynted atte the sign offe The Grasshopper, bye Unwin Brothers, The Gresham presse, inne Little Bridge Street, inne the parish offe S. Anne's, Blackfriars, and to bee solde bye T. Fisher Unwin, atte hise shop inne Paternofter Square, inne the Citie offe London, England". Top page edge rouged. Bound in contemporary full vellum binding with gilt cober design and gilt lettering and design to spine with two working engraved metal clasps. Cover corners are lightly bumped. Spine ends and corners are rubbed with small tears. Covers lightly soiled. wear to joints. A scarce title.

      [Bookseller: St. Wulfstans Books]
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        Le Pape. Vingt et une compositions dessinées et gravées par Jean-Paul Laurens

      Paris: A. Quantin, 1885. Livre. Illus. by Jean-Paul Laurens. Très bon. Demi-reliure à coins. Édition illustrée. Paris, A. Quantin, 1885. 32 x 24 cm (R), in-4, 109 pp. - 21 gravures à l'eau forte hors texte, reliure de l'époque de demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs ornés, double filets sur les mors et les coins, tête dorée, entièrement monté sur onglets. L'un des 50 exemplaires sur Japon, premier papier, contenant trois états des planches, dont l'un en bistre (n° 23). Tirage total à 300 exemplaires. Ex-libris gravé de Adrian Corrodi (historien suisse, également connu sous le nom de Adrian Corrodi-Sulzer). Très bel exemplaire, bien relié. (VICAIRE, IV, 358-359 ; MONOD, 6173).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        The Franco-Prussian War: Its Causes, Incidents, and Consequences. With the Topography and History of the Rhine valley

      London: William Mackenzie, n.d. (c.1885)., 1885. 2 volumes; 4to. Contemporary red full straight grain morocco with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to spines, decorative gilt rule to boards, marbled end papers and edges. Numerous engraved portraits, folding maps; section on the Rhine with 23 fine steel engravings. A very handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      2 bd. (1: Kapitalens Produktionsproces. Oversat efter Originalens tredje Oplag. 2: Kapitalens Cirkulationsproces. Udgivet efter Forfatterens Død af Friedrich Engels). Kbhvn.: N. Cohens Bogtrykkeri 1885-87. 473+VII; 363 s. Bind 1 indbundet i samtidigt halvpluviusin med guldtryk på ryggen, bind 2 heftet i det originale trykte omslag, let revet i kanterne.. Socialistisk Bibliotek. Udgivet af Det socialdemokratiske Arbejderparti i Danmark, bind 4 + 5.Første danske oversættelse af Kapitalen's første 2 bind.First Danish edition of 'Das Kapital', translated from the German edition published in Hamburg 1883 and 1885

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        The Works of Jane Austen. Comprising: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion

      London: Geoge Routledge and Sons, Limited, n.d. (c.1885)., 1885. 5 volumes; 8vo. Complete. Handsome contemporary binding by Bickers in half vellum with twin tan title labels and extra gilt to spines, marbled boards, end papers, and edges. Frontispiece illustration to each volume, decorative letter pieces and cartouches. A touch of foxing to first and last blanks; spines and labels a bit dulled; joints solid, creased, starting at volume 1. Small initials to paste downs and neat inscription to f.f.e.p. of one volume. Content nice and tight.

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      London: Cassell & Co, 1885. First edition, first issue. Very Good -. A Very Good- copy with all first issue points: p.10 - "Bamamgwato"; p.122 3rd line up - "let twins to live"; p.307 footnote, second to last line - "wrod." Ads dated 8.85. Spine cocked and sunned, hinges professionally tightened, spotting and staining to binding, mostly at the extremities and early owner's bookplate on front paste-down. Internal contents of book quite clean and generally tight. One of approximately 1000 copies of the first issue and quite scarce in the original cloth. Reportedly written very quickly as a bet that the author could write a book half as good as Stevenson's "Treasure Island." The first English adventure novel set in Africa and a foundation of "Lost World" literature. Additional images available upon request. Very Good -.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Stam- en Wapenboek van Aanzienlijke Nederlandsche FamiliÎn, met Genealogische en Heraldische Aanteekeningen; 3 Vols

      Groningen: J.B. Wolters. 1885. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Three volumes, complete (1885-90). Folios, leather-backed cloth boards with gilt titles and decorations, clean unmarked texts, 359 + 415 + 502 pp., illustrated with 104 chromo plates, Very Good set, minor foxing/soil/discoloration to some pages of the texts, also a bit of wear to some pages with creasing or chipping to the edges, light soil/darkening to the covers, some wear to the tips and edges of the covers and to the spines. Text in Dutch. Heraldry. Digital images sent upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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      London: Chatto & Windus, 1885.. Slate blue cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt. Spine stamping slightly rubbed, pencil notes on front pastedown, First edition. One of 1250 copies printed. A fine presentation copy, inscribed by the poet to his mother on the half-title: "Jane H. Swinburne from her affectionate son Algernon Ch. Swinburne May 1885.'' With the bookplate of Francis Colchester-Wemyss. WISE 77.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        A Monograph of the Hirundinidae or Family of Swallows. 2 volume set

      London: Taylor & Francis. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Ex-lib. Library stamp on reverse of and at margin of each plate. Bookplates. 1885. First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover. 320mm x 250mm (13" x 10"). lxvii; [400pp] + plates. 103 hand-coloured plates. Published: 1885-1894. .

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        Through Masai Land: A Journey of ExplorationAmong the Snowclad Volcanic Mountains and Strange Tribes of EasternEquatorial Africa Being the Narrative of the Royal Geographical Society'sExpedition to Mount Kenia and Lake Victoria Nyanza, 1883-1884

      Boston& New York. Houghton, Mifflin, and Company. Riverside Press, Cambridge.1885.. thick8vo, 22cm, 4th edition, (British sheets and binding), xii,583p., engraved front view, title vignette and 59 plates andillustrations from engravings, 2 large rear folding colour maps,(expertly repaired), index, in the original dark olive green brown cloth,black stamped & blind decorated borders and gilt titles and decorationson the spine and upper cover, new endpapers, expertly restored, a finecopy, rare (tgc) This book brought the Masai to the attention of theWestern world. - A classic of the travel genre by the Scotsman noted asthe most successful of the African explorers. In this expedition, hedescribes the search for a route through hostile Masai country from thecoast via Mount Kilimanjaro to Lake Victoria. His careful notes greatlyadded to the geographical knowledge of East Africa. "He who goes slowly,goes safely; he who goes safely goes far", was his motto. He wrotewell.

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Karma: A Novel

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1885. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes. 8vo. (6),311,(1);(6),333,(1)pp. Dark blue cloth, gilt spine titles. Cloth is bubbled and stained, especially on the rear panels; some foxing; but a very good copy of a rare book. Important occult title by one of the early Theosophists, an acquaintance of Madame Blavatsky, and onetime President of the London Lodge.

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        The Cuneiform Inscriptions and the Old Testament / by Eberhard Schrader ; Translated from the Second Enlarged German Edition with an Introductory Preface by Owen C. Whitehouse - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London : Williams & Norgate, 1885-88, 1885. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 2 v : front. (fold. Map) ; 23 cm. Subject: Bible. O. T. - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Epic poetry, Assyro-Babylonian. Cuneiform writing & inscriptions. Series: Theological translation fund library ; v.14. Theol. Trans. Fund Libr. ; vol. 33, 38. [ Die Keilinschriften und das Alte Testament. English ]. Includes bibliographical footnotes and indexes. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a contrasting morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Out of Africa

      Isak Dinesen was the pen name for Danish author Karen von Blixen-Finecke (1885-1962). Two of her books were made into movies that won Academy Awards – Out of Africa (Best Picture in 1986) and Babette's Feast (Best Foreign Language Film in 1987). Here is the first U.S. edition, first printing of Out of Africa, near-fine in a very good dust jacket.  The binding is clean and bright with square corners and bright spine gilt. The contents are clean and tight with no spotting and just one previous owner name in pencil on the ffep.  There is a bit of age toning to the untrimmed fore edges.  The unclipped dust jacket still retains the original $2.75 price and has a particularly clean and complete front face.  The rear face is slightly toned with mild soiling and staining and a 1 x .25 inch loss chip at the top edge.  The spine is slightly toned with light wear at the spine ends and a .75 inch closed tear at the lower rear hinge.  The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover.

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        Kyodo Risshi Ki (Paragons of Instruction and Success)

      Matsuki Heikichi, 1885. Hardcover. Very Good. (c) 1885. 36 x 25 cm. Folding, silk-bound original Meiji era (1868-1912) Japanese wood-block prints (36, one double-panel.) Ink on rice-paper. Various artists, including Yoshu Chikanobu Hitsu, Shinsei Kobayashi Kiyochika, and Toshihide. Patterned green-and-gold silk boards with blocked-out space on front for title paste-down. First panel is a vibrantly coloured, western inspired illustration by Chikanobu, depicting a royal procession. Later prints are adorned with rich blue decorative borders, explanatory cartouches in Japanese Kanji, and artist signatures with seals. Noticeable is the heavy use of blue shades; a technique referred to as Aizuri printing, which relied on the use of imported Prussian blue ink, a brighter and longer-lasting pigment than the native vegetable-based ink. This style of printing, initially implemented in response to sumptuary laws which limited the number of colours that could be used in a print, quickly became a commercial success in Japan. The collected prints focus on people rather than landscapes, and range greatly in subject matter, including children, Chonin (town-people,) Geishas (art-people) and Samurai (warriors.) The collection is translated as being Paragons of Instruction and Success<br><br>Plate 1: Yoshu Chikanobu Hitsu. Royal procession; horse drawn carriages and soldiers. Crowd stands in background with banners. Title cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. No border. Details hand-colored. Minor ink loss on lower left panel.<br><br> Plate 2: Kobayashi Kiyochika. The journalist Fukuchi Gen Ichiro. The publisher, Matsuki Heikichi, was commended by the government for its noble theme. The prints accompanying text outlines Fukuchis inspirational life. The print depicts Gen Ichiro in front of a group of soldiers climbing a mountain side during the Satsuma Rebellion. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minimal fading to page.<br><br>Plate 3: Toshihide. Teacher on a pedestal lecturing a group of pupils. A large tree stands in the near background. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner Two-toned decorative border. Minimal wear.<br><br>Plate 4: Toshihide. Geisha preparing a bath. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 5: Unknown artist. Painter at work, under the supervision of his master. A large, bordered mural is on the back wall. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Brush stroke-style shadow detail behind the artist. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 6: Unknown artist (same as plate 5.) Village person standing outside. Two others are outside in the background standing under a porch roof. Colorful foliage in the background. Details on kimono hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border. Slight scuffing to edges. Minimal fading.<br><br>Plate 7: Unknown artist (same as plate 5 & 6.) Two children and their mother standing outside of their home. A tree and mountains in the background. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature in lower left corner. Lacking seal. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 8: Unkown artist (new.) A wealthy man and 3 companions. Minimalistic background contrasted by vivid colors and detail of the womens kimonos. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in middle right side. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 9: Yoshi Mune. A woman and her daughter walking outdoors. A large structure and a deer in the background. Brush-stroke shadow effects on background mountains and sky. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 10: Unknown artist. A man standing outside of a home. Inside, one man and the shadow of another can be seen eating a meal. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor splotching to sheet.<br><br>Plate 11: Unknown artist. Two children standing outside, one carrying a rake . The other appears to be a girl and is sitting down. In the backround is a large oxe fitted with a saddle. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading to upper portion of page.<br><br>Plate 12: Unknown artist. Geisha in vibrantly colored kimono. In the room behind her, a man sitting on the floor. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 13: Unknown artist. A man and woman walking in the rain. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and double square seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading to sheet.<br><br>Plate 14: Unknown artist. A samurai atop his horse. A man stands below, aiding him. Treeline and a structure in the background. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 15: Unknown artist. A man greeting three others at a gate. Some details hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 16: Unknown artist. Woman in kimono with swords in front of a gathering of people. Vibrant colors and exceptional contrast. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 17: Unknown artist. Two elderly men kneeling over a scroll. Details hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 18: Unknown artist. Two men wading in a stream. Another man stands above them holding a torch. Details hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 19: Kobayashi Kiyochika. Samurai Hosaka Yusai with horse. Hosokawa Yusai was the only samurai who asked for an armistice, in the middle of battle, to save an irreplaceable commentary and his poetry collection. Exceptional detail and deep contrast. Details hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in lower right corner. Signature and seal to left of cartouche. Two-toned decorative border. Minimal fading.<br><br>Plate 20: Unknown artist. Two men fighting. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border. Light smudging of border at lower right side.<br><br>Plate 21: Kobayashi Kiyochika. Samurai on horseback. Exceptional detail. Multiple colors. Details hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 22: Kobayashi Kiyochika. Samurai standing over a cot, Covering a sleeping woman with a blanket. Details hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal on middle left side. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 23: Unknown artist, Man kneeling beside a tree in fall. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal on middle left side. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 24: Kobayashi Kiyochika. Two women inside, wearing robes. Detailed background. Details are hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 25: Unknown artist. Three men sitting around apot of food on a fire. A tree is in left side of panel. Detailed shadowing effects. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading. Plate 26: Unknown artist (same as plate 25.) Geisha wearing hat. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 27: Unknown artist. Geisha, wtih man sitting in background. Details of robe hand-colored. Vivid contrast and bright colors. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 28: Unknown artist (same as plates 25 & 26.) Man exiting a room while a man in the background sits on the floor. Details hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 29: Unknown artist. Man and woman kneeling by the seaside. Woman is holding a scroll and man is holding a sword. Bright colors and vivid contrast. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 30: Kobayashi Kiyochika. One man standing over enemies after defeating them in battle. Details hand-colored. Bright colors and vivid contrast. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 31: Unknown artist. Woman and child in a rainstorm with wide-brimmed hats covering them. Explanatory cartouche in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 32: Kobayashi Kiyochika. The calligrapher, Ono no Tofu in front of the Daigokuden in the Heian Palace complex. Ono no Tofu was a courtier of the Heian period who lived from 894 to 966 and is considered one of Japanâ&#128;&#153;s greatest calligraphers. Curiously, he is not shown here in the didactic pose for which he was best known, learning the lesson of perseverance by watching a frog trying to leap to the branch of a willow tree. Explanatory cartouche in lower right corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 33: Unknown artist. Two men, kneeling and looking over a scroll. Explanatory scroll in upper right corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border. Minor fading.<br><br>Plate 34: Kobayashi Kiyochika. Archer preparing for battle. Details hand colored. Vivid colors and deep contrast. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower left corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 35: Kobayashi Kiyochika. Samurai standing over his enemy. His horse stands in the background. Details hand-colored. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature and seal in lower right corner. Two-toned decorative border.<br><br>Plate 36: Unknown artist. Procession led by a warrior on horseback. Multicolored and intricately detailed. Explanatory cartouche in upper left corner. Signature in lower left corner. No seal. Two-toned decorative border. Moderate fading to page.<br><br>A bright, well-preserved collection. Minor wear to boards. Light fraying to corners. Paste-down on front board missing. Slight sunning to front board. Folding plates separated at center (between plates 6 and 7.) Colors remain bright and vivid. Minimal discoloration to borders. Please feel free to view our photographs of this gorgeous collection. Ships daily.

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      Wilmington: Ferris Bros., Printers and Binders, 1885.. [6],444pp. Original three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Front hinge expertly repaired, else a near fine copy. "These extracts from DuPont&#39;s journal and letters, privately printed for his family by his wife after his death, are a valuable and almost unknown account of U.S. Naval operations in the Pacific and Gulf of California during the Mexican War. After conveying Fremont and his battalion from Monterey to San Diego and participating in the taking of San Blas, DuPont entered the Gulf of California, seized La Paz, and at Guaymas burned the Mexican fleet. Within a few months he had cleared the Gulf, and in 1847 aided Commodore Shubrick in the occupation of Mazatlan, and later led his troops to the rescue of the American forces at Mission San Jose" - Streeter. "The richest mass of first-hand source material extant on the conquest of California" - Eberstadt. "Even more important than DuPont&#39;s detailed and meticulous account of his own actions is his careful recording of the movements of, and communications with, other important figures with whom he was in almost constant contact" - Hill. Only fifty copies were printed for the family. STREETER SALE 2991. HOWES D588, "b." GRAFF 1184. BARRETT 744. HILL 521. GARRETT, p.207. EBERSTADT 132:173.

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        The Works of William Thackeray. Including: Vanity Fair, Pendennis, Barry Lyndon, etc

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1885-88., 1885. 13 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary dark blue half calf with maroon title label and gilt titles to spines with light gilt decoration, marbled boards, end papers and edges. Portrait frontispiece to Vanity Fair and frontispiece illustration to a few other volumes. Very light rubbing to extremeties. A sound and very attractive set in an old leather binding.

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        The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke A Study of the Text of the Folio of 1623

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1885. Very good copy, in gilt stamped vellum, over green boards. Small scrape in spine title label ( not affecting title ), and rubbing to extremities and folds. Solid and tight. Author&#39;s inscription on the half title page reads " To my very dear Violet from her old friend George MacDonald, christmas day 1894 ". Violet is very likely Violet Cavendish Bentinck, who was a philanthropist, patron of the arts, and aunt of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Scarce thus.. Inscribed By Author. First Printing of the First Edition. Half Vellum. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM: The Astronomer - Poet of Persia

      The Grolier Club of New York, New York 1885 - This is a rebound book using the original decorated paper covers on boards and spine, new endpapers. No. 67 of 150 copies printed for the Grolier Club of New York. Clean and bright 62 pages. Weight 500g. Ref. BL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Seeley & Co., London 1885 - list of illustrations, preface by author and index. Dark blue coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with 43 black-and-white reproductions of various artists work, including Camille Corot, J. M. W. Turner, Titian and Van Eyck, along with seven explanatory pen-sketches. Brown coloured leather backstrip with gilt coloured title and small coat of arms of author. Dark red coloured cloth covered boards with gilt embossed titles and gilt illustration."It may the worth to say a few words in this place about the intention of the present work. It is not intended to be a treatise on landscape painting, either from a technical and aesthetic side, nor is it by any means exclusively a treatise on landscape in nature. My dominant idea has been the influence of natural landscape upon man, and I may without much presumption suppose myself to be in some degree fitted to write a book on such a theme, because the influence of natural landscape upon myself is always being extremely powerful, and have always been deeply interested in observing how it affects others." -- from preface page IX . Softening and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and there is a 0.5" tear to the top backstrip edge. Bumping to the book corners, along with a little fraying. Rubbing along the book edges and to the book panels. The front hinge has cracked but the textblock is tight and square. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). [5], VI - XVI, [3], 2-386, [2] pages, Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Inventory No: 0114764. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Rare Rudolf Diesel Handwritten Letter, Requesting Some Books, Including Perels Manual Of The Agricultural Machines

      ALS. 1pg. 5 ¼? x 3 ½?. September 17, 1885. Paris. A rare autograph letter signed ?Diesel? in German on a postcard. He wrote to Theodor Ackermann: ?In reply to your esteemed postcard from the 7J along with catalogues, I ask you to kindly send: Marcker, manual of the fabrication of spirit 1880 also: Bergmann Kogel. Practical Millconstructor 4 edition Weimar 1880. If possible antiquarian; only if this is not at all possible, please send a new copy - Please tell me also if and on what terms you can procure for me an antiquarian copy of Perels Manual of the Agricultural Machines last edition. Will immediately send the amount on account.? 1885 was an important year for Diesel. He established a Parisian laboratory and studied machines and engines. He greatly improved his engine by the early 1890s. The letter has a few postal cancellations over the dark writing and light soiling, and it is in fine condition overall.

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        Le Farfalle. Storia naturale, classificazione ed iconografia dei principali lepidotteri d'Italia e dei paesi circonvicini. ... Con 50 tavole cromolitografiche.

      Hoepli 1885 In-4, pp. VII, 170, 50 tavole in cromolitografia a colori, tela editoriale rossa con impressioni a colori di farfalle bruchie e foglie, titolo in oro al dorso. Qualche fascicolo non è ben allineato al margine davanti, comunque la legatura è solida.

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        King Solomon&#39;s Mines

      London, Cassell & Company, Limited,, 1885. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles and decoration to upper board in black, titles to spine in black and gilt. In a red quarter morocco solander box. With folding map as frontispiece. Hinges repaired, small tear to frontis map not affecting the image, cloth chipped to head of spine, internally bright and clean. First Edition, First Issue. With all the textual misprints: p.10 - "Bamamgwato"; p.122 3rd line up - "let twins to live"; p.307 footnote, penultimate line - "Wrod." Ads dated 8.85. "The first printing consisted of 2,000 copies. Of these 1,000 copies were bound up in September, 1885, and contained at the end a catalogue of Cassell & Co. publications (eight leaves) dated August, 1885; 500 copies were bound up in October, 1885, and contained at the end a catalogue of Cassell & co. publications (eight leaves), dated October, 1885; and 500 sets of sheets were shipped to Cassell & Co., New York, where they were bound and published in November, 1885" (McKay). Haggard&#39;s masterpiece and one of the cornerstones in the literature of adventure. A notoriously scarce book with all the correct issue points in anything approaching acceptable condition. The present example is really quite exceptional &#150; we have handled only one better copy.

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        Landscape with Original Etchings and Many Illustrations from Pictures and Drawings

      London: Seeley and Co, 1885 Probably one of a limited edition of 500, but the identifier is not present. (xvi), 386 pp, [2], 50 pl, which include 7 Explanatory pen sketches and then 43 mainly B&W illustrations of famous artists works - The Farmyard by Samuel Palmer, The Wave by Gustave Courbet, Lucerne by JMW Turner, Landscape with hill & cloud by T Girtin, The Eagles Nest by Sir E Landseer, Rhaiadr Cwm, Near Festiniog by David Cox and many more wonderful images. Has chapters on Illusions, Our feelings of affection for nature, The power of nature over us, Landscape as a reflection of the moods of man, The art of describing landscape, The Scenery of Great Britain, Moods of a Mountain, Lake shores, Lake Surfaces, Brooks, Canoe Rivers, Mans work on Rivers and many more! Small amount of water staining to about 6 pages to head about 2 * 1 inch at most, not detracting from the effects. Refurbished by Paul Delrue on Quarter, dark brown goatskin binding with cloth sides, sewing, raised bands, silk sewn headbands, blind tooling, deviled boards, new endpapers, title on red leather label, gold tips on the head caps with gold lines and text. A truly magnificent production! Hamerton [formerly Hammerton], Philip Gilbert, artist and essayist. See ODNB for a full Bio. (Allibone 750/1. COPAC. WoldCat)

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        Eliot: A Poem (Inscribed by F. B. Sanborn!)

      Boston: Cupples, Upham, 1885. 1st edition. Hardcover. 32mo, gilt-stamped, decorated cloth. Association copy, INSCRIBED and signed by F. B. Sanborn, a noted abolitionist who edited Channing&#39;s Poems of Sixty-Five Years in the same year (1902) as the date of the inscription, which is to [Mrs?] E. Roberts, whose bookplate (Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts) graces the front blank. She was an artist who founded the Concord Art Association. Sanborn also wrote books on John Brown, Thoreau, Emerson, et. al. Inner hinge strengthened with hinge glue, front blank chipped, else fine. Wonderful multiple-association copy of this rarity.

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        McLear & Kendall, Carriage Manufacturers, Corner of Ninth and Kings Streets, Wilmington, Del. -216, 281, 220 North Broad Street, Philadelphia Pa. -Corner of Meeting and Worth Sts, Charleston, S.C

      [Philadelphia]: Carriage Monthly Print., n.d. [ca. 1885]. Broadside. A very good copy, a few separations and losses professionally restored, reinforced, pencil notations on a few items. 29 1/2 x 35 inches. 19th century broadside advertising twenty-nine different models of carriages from a "Small business Rockaway" to a elaborate "Five-glass Landau," all around a central image of the Wilmington factory, the first steam-powered carriage plant built in the United States, in 1864, and capable of turning out over 1500 carriages a year. Originally founded by John Merrick, in 1830, the company was acquired by Henry C. McLear and Casper Kendall at the time of the construction of the new plant, nearly half an acre in size, with showrooms on the first floor and manufacturing facilities on the three above, and employing 150 skilled craftsmen. Prices are noted in pencil next to four models. OCLC locates no copies of this broadside nor any like it, though it does mention, without providing a location, a 23 page brochure with a nearly identical title printed by the same printer. Carriage manufacturing broadsides of this size are extremely uncommon and this may possibly be a unique copy. References: Federal Writers' Project, Delaware: A Guide to the First State (Viking, 1938) pp. 94-95. Delaware's Industries, an Historical and Industrial Review (Philadelphia: Keighton Printing House, 1891), p. 41. Draft-Book of Centennial Carriages, Displayed in Philadelphia, at the International Exhibition of 1876 (New York: Hub Publishing Co., 1876).

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        Entweder - Oder. Ein Lebensfragment., 2 Teile in einem Band.

      Leipzig: Richter 1885 - VII, 648 Seiten. Einband insgesamt etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten leicht bestossen, Rückenschilder beschädigt, handschriftliche Vermerke auf Vorsatz, wenige Seiten leicht knickspurig und leicht fingerfleckig, Seitenränder papierbedingt gebräunt, sonst innen gut. N03-2 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 750 21*14 cm. Privater (etwas späterer) Halbleinenband, mit handbeschriebenen Rückenschildern (Exemplar stammt aus privater Bibliothek). Aus dem Dänischen, begonnen von Al. Michelsen, fortgesetzt von O. Gleis. Erste deutsche Ausgabe (vgl. Volpi, Grosses Werklexikon der Philosophie Band 1, S. 828).

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        Ueber ein die Flächen Kleinsten Flächeninhalts betreffendes Problem der Variationsrechnung. Festschrift zum jubelgeburtstage des Herrn Karl Weierstrass

      Helsingfors: Finnischen Literatur-Gesellschaft, 1885. First edition. A fine copy of his path-breaking memoir in which he first derived the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality &#150; &#147;one of the most widely used and most important inequalities in all of mathematics.&#148; (J.Michael Steele).<br/><br/>& &#147;In his most important work, a Festschrift for Weierstrass&#146; seventieth birthday, Schwarz set himself the task of completely answering the question of whether a given minimal surface really yields a minimal area. Aside from the achievement itself, which contains the first complete treatment of the second variation in a multiple integral, this work introduced methods that immediately became extremely fruitful. For example, a function was constructed through successive approximations that Picard was able to employ in obtaining his existence proof for differential equations. Furthermore, Schwarz demonstrated the existence of a certain number, which could be viewed as the (least) eigenvalue for the eigenvalue problem of a certain differential equation (these concepts did not exist then). This was done through a method that Schwarz&#146;s student Erhard Schmidt later applied to the proof of the existence of an eigenvalue of an integral equation&#151;a procedure that is one of the most important tools of modern analysis. In this connection Schwarz also employed the inequality for integrals that is today known as &#145;Schwarz&#146;s inequality&#146;.&#148; (DSB XII:246).<br/><br/> J. Michael Steele, The Cauchy-Schwarz Master Class: An Introduction to the Art of Mathematical Inequalities, p.1.& Large 4to: 285 x 225 mm. Original printed wrappers, small piece of the upper right corner of the front and rear wrapper missing, faint rubber stamp and a small closed tear to the bottom of front, otherwise fine and clean. In all a fine copy.

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        Autograph letter signed ("L. Pasteur").

      N. p., [8 October 1885]. - Large 8vo. ¾ pp. on double leaf. To an unidentified recipient, on how to prevent the spread of rabies: "La loi est formelle. Tout chien mordu par un chien rabique doit être abbatu. Je le vaccinerais que [si] je ne pourrais le rendre à son propriétaire. | L. Pasteur". - Top of fol. 2 with small traces of mounting, otherwise in splendid condition.

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        Rare Chinese Ephemera Printed on Silk: Pony Horse Racing in Fuzhou

      Fuzhou: Foochow Printing Press, 1885. Silk Printed Document in English. Folio. Blue silk fabric, printed recto only, measuring approximately 19cm x 36cm. Mild age-toning where once folded, otherwise in excellent condition, clean and bright with strong impression. Suitable for framing. Dated Tuesday, 15 December 1885, the second day of this early competition, this delicate programme outline the itineraries for China Ponies, details racing stakes, prize cups, monetary bursaries to the winners. The North China Herald, 11 January 1870, reports on racing outcomes of a two-day meet at Foochow, 16-17 December 1869, indicating that this was a long-standing annual event, as popular as those of the major racing centers. Splendidly atypical for its physical properties, the document is also historically fascinating for its inadvertent revelations about colonial priorities and interests. The distinguished owners and each of their ponies are named, describing physical traits of the ponies, and garments of the riders. Distances are measured in English miles and furlongs. Prizes include the &#39;Tea Merchants Cup,&#39; the &#39;Min&#39; Stakes named for the local Chinese language, and the &#39;Chaasze Cup&#39; named for a British tea-clipper. Professional horse racing came with the British aristocracy to China in the middle 1800s, and was most notably centered around The Shanghai Race Club, the Mainland China racing club and racecourse centered in Shanghai. The horses ridden in the mid-nineteenth century were China ponies, more commonly called &#39;griffins&#39; and coming from Mongolia. Some of the large arenas later introduced larger horses, but in Foochow, tradition was maintained. The race course in Foochow was decidedly modest compared to the magnificent arenas of Hong Kong, Shanghai, or Singapore. It comprised simply of a semicircular track on bare ground, surrounded by railings, and situated on the outskirts of the city. In all of these places, the British ran the meetings and owned the horses, or ponies in the case of the Foochow races. They restricted Chinese participation to only that of spectators, regardless of the means they might have to purchase horses. Nonetheless they came out in large crowds for the contests. To the chagrin of the inveterate Chinese gambling population, they were further excluded from the betting circuit, which was organized by the English managed &#39;Foochow Club.&#39; .

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        Collection of original vintage photographs.

      Bábolna, c. 1885. - 11 vintage photo prints (ca. 9 x 12 mm, but one 10.5 x 17 cm) on backing cardboard (20 x 25 cm). Highly uncommon photographs of Arabian horses (all individually captioned) at the famous Bábolna stud in Hungary, the principal stud for producing the best horses for the Austro-Hungarian military in the 19th century. The "Bábolna Nemzeti Ménesbirtok" (Bábolna National Stud) was founded by Emperor Joseph II in 1789. In 1816 it was decreed that henceforth only Arabian stallions should be used for stud service - a policy that raised the quality of the Austrian cavalry's horses to a famous level and necessitated the frequent introduction of new pure-bred Arabian stallions from the Middle East. One of the greatest commanders and stud-masters of Bábolna, Mihály Fadlallah el Hedad, hailed from Syria. - The photos show portraits of the horses Sechun, Nadir, Tahita, Nasira, Celeby, Dzerid, El Hafi, El Denedzi, Hiläl, Riat, as well as a larger group portrait showing several of the horses with their Arabian and Austro-Hungarian trainers. Some slight staining to backboards, but altogether well-preserved. Extremely rare.

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        CONGO AND THE FOUNDING OF ITS FREE STATE: A Story of Work and Exploration

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1885. 2 volumes. First edition. Profusely illustrated with 122 illustrations comprised of 42 full page engraved plates, 78 text vignettes and a portrait frontispiece to each volume as well as with 5 folding colored maps, 2 of which are very large and bound in the rear of each volume. 8vo, publisher&#146;s original sage green pictorial cloth, lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt, red and black on the upper covers and spines featuring all over pictorial decorations and elaborate lettering. xxvii, 528; x, 483 including index. A very fine, very fresh and handsome set, the green decorated cloth especially well preserved, internally fresh and clean, folding maps all in fine order. THE SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF STANLEY&#146;S IMPORTANT AND POPULAR WORK ON THE FOUNDING OF THE CONGO FREE STATE. This two-volume work of exploration, history, and socio-political-economy is the result of Stanley&#39;s expedition up the Congo River in 1879-84 and his attempts to re-open the interior for King Leopold of Belgium. From this journey came the establishment of the Congo State, the first free commercial state in Equatorial Africa. Henry Stanley was one of the most popular figures of the 19th Century. Adventurer, explorer and rescuer-- the public could not get enough of this romantic figure. In true Victorian style, this volume highlights his greatest achievements, his rescues of LIvingstone and Emin Pasha and his aid in establishing the Congo Free State. Sets of this important work in original cloth have become exceeding difficult to obtain. First editions are now especially elusive.

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        Neueste Karte von America.... New Chart of America showing the tracks and distances of steam vessels, with the distances to the principal ports of Europe, to the great Lines of Railway and the submarine Cables, constructed for the Use of Geographie [sic.] commercial.... Carte Nouvelle de l&#39;Amerique

      Stuttgart: Julius Maier, circa 1885]. Tinted lithographic map, with title in German, English and French, with original outline colour, on six folding sheets, backed onto linen, and edged with blue cloth tape, in excellent condition, in modern blue cloth box. 63 1/2 x 48 1/2 inches. A rare and highly detailed monumental wall map of the Western Hemisphere This fascinating map excellently embodies the ethic of empiricist cartography that prevailed in the nineteenth-century. All of North and South America is depicted in great detail with very assured geographical accuracy for the time. A very attractive aesthetic effect is created, with landmasses tinted in a shade of orange, juxtaposed against the seas, which are coloured in a golden brown hue. The various political boundaries of the various states are outlined in bright, resplendent colours. The seas feature a wealth of hydrological information, most notably the great currents that traverse the oceans, notably the Humboldt Current in the Pacific and the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic. The lines of major shipping routes and the distances between key ports are also noted on the map. The depiction of North America is most interesting, while the American west had by this time been settled in many areas, not all of its territories had yet been admitted into the Union as states. The Canadian Prairies are captured just before the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railroad, and the great wave of settlement that would result. The depiction of the Arctic is fascinating, as while the southern part of the Arctic Archepelago is charted, the most northerly regions, such as Ellesmere Island, are absent from the map, totally unknown to explorers. Alaska, which was purchased by the U.S. from Russia in 1867 is shown to be a complete wilderness. The islands of the Caribbean are shown to be almost entirely under the colonial hegemony of the various European powers, and the nations of South America exhibit very different borders than the ones which we are familiar with today. Colombia still owned Panama, and straight, arbitrary lines mark the international boundaries in the heart of the continent - the still mysterious Amazon Basin. Bolivia is shown to own a piece of the Pacific Coast by the Atacama Desert, and Peru&#39;s borders extend further south than they do today. The map shows these countries as they appeared before the Pacific War (1881-3), during which Chile roundly defeated its northern neighbours, and seized three littoral provinces. The map features six very interesting cartographic insets. In each of the top corners are insets of the polar regions showing both of these extremities of the globe to be somewhat enigmatic. Towards the lower left of the map is a detailed inset featuring the most populated region of the United States, the Washington-Boston corridor. Another inset depicts the elevation of the topography of North America, while towards the lower right of the map, another inset similarly details South America. A most curious aspect is featured in the final inset, an &#39;ethnographic map&#39; of the Americas, which shows which parts of the hemisphere are inhabited by a majority of people of indigenous versus European ancestry.

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        In camp and battle with the Washington artillery of New Orleans. A narrative of events during the late civil war from Bull Run to Appomattox and Spanish Fort

      Boston: Ticknor & Co., 1885. first edition; xv, 467 pp., plates; original gilt stamped red cloth, book plate to the front paste down, covers faded and soiled, good only however scarce; Broadfoot 3rd edition page 340. Photos available upon request.

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        The Army in the Civil War and The Navy in the Civil War (16 VOLS.)

      Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1885-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 16 volume set. A very handsome set. Blue cloth, gold trim. Good bindings and covers. Clean, unmarked pages. Top edge gilt. A few frays to spine heads. Portraits, of Campaigns of the civil war. Bound uniform with The navy in the civil war.<br><br> Includes: v. 1. Nicolay, J.G. The outbreak of rebellion.--v. 2. Force, M.F. From Fort Henry to Corinth.--v. 3. Webb, A.S. The peninsula.--McClellan&#39;s campaign of 1862.--v. 4. Ropes, J.C. The army under Pope.--v. 5. Palfrey, F.W. The Antietam and Fredericksburg.--v. 6. Doubleday, Abner. Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.--v. 7. Cist, H.M. The Army of the Cumberland.--v. 8. Greene, F.V. The Mississippi.--v. 9. Cox, J.D. Atlanta.--v. 10. Cox, J.D. The march to the sea.--Franklin and Nashville.--v. 11. Pond, G.E. The Shenandoah valley in 1864.--v. 12. Humphreys, A.A. The Virginia campaign of &#39;64 and &#39;65.--v. 13. Phisterer, Frederick. Statistical record of the armies of the United States.<br> The Navy in the Civil war: v. 14. Soley, J.R. The blockade and the cruisers.--v. 15. Ammen, D. The Atlantic coast.--v. 16. Mahan, A.T. The Gulf and inland waters.

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      New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING with BAL&#39;s first state frontispiece with the cloth visible, and very early issue points: "was" for "saw" on p.57; and the Illustrations list p.[13] shows "Him and another Man" plate as appearing on p.88; p. 155 with the final &#147;5&#148; dropped With 174 black and white illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Square 8vo, publisher&#146;s original green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt and black on the covers and spine. 366 pp. A very handsome copy, bright and appealing. This copy is clean and tight and very pleasing internally, the paper fresh. The cloth is quite bright and the gilt is in really pleasing condition. Some very expert care to the cloth, spine tips strengthened or consolidated expertly and unobtrusively. Hinges firm and strong. A VERY HANDSOME AND WELL PRESERVED COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND GREATEST BOOKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. Along with TOM SAWYER, HUCKLEBERRY FINN is considered the stepping stone to modern American literature. And along with Tom Sawyer, for the first time, the hero of the novel was a boy. These books are landmarks and Hemingway often offered his opinion that the modern novel would have been impossible without them. With Whitman&#146;s LEAVES OF GRASS and Melville&#146;s MOBY DICK, they provide us with a view of America transcending its past and beginning its future.

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      NEW YORK: CHARLES L. WEBSTER & COMPANY, 1885 Book. Very Good (-) Book. Leather Bound. First Edition First Printing. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Full leather two volume set about 9-1/4 x 6-1/2, 584 and 647 pp. respectively. Four raised bands on spine, with gilt title over red and gilt volume number over black. Rubbed leather edges & rubbed/bumped corner tips, marbled edges & endpapers. Rear hinge on Volume 1 is slightly loose and rear hinge on Volume II has been partially re-glued. Secure text block on both with nice clear text pages. Scarce!.

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        Bunrei Gafu (Bunrei&#39;s Painting Manual)

      Yokohama.. Meij 18. 1885.. Two volumes, Japanese thread binding full page and single two-color woodblock prints, folio (14 x 9 1/2 inches, 35.5 x 24.5cm). First volume: 4 pages of text followed by 24 single page woodblock prints and 21 double page woodblock prints. Second volume: 4 pages of text followed by 41 single page woodblock prints and 7 double page, plus ONE INCOMPLETE DOUBLE PAGE PRINT (ie one page present). There are 93 (only) complete images, plus one "half" image; complete pagination is not possible as the plates are not numbered. A previous owner has numbered the pages in pencil at a corner or upper edge of each image. The covers are worn and lightly soiled, the paper title label of the second volume has some paper loss, a few brush marks below the title labels, the thread binding on the first volume is almost completely disintegrated with the text block loose, chips and a little paper loss to the interior front cover title sheets, two of the folded sheets have split along the outside edge (not affecting the plates). The plates are all in very good clean condition. Exquisite prints of birds and plants in subtle shades of black, grey, salmon, brown, with yellow and pink, inspired by Kono Bairei&#39;s album of bird and flower prints (1881-1884), but here in an impressive large size. These folio volumes, mimicking the impressive folio natural history volumes of nineteenth century Europe, were used to great effect by Japanese natural history artists of the Meiji era. .

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        Thomas Mellon and his Times; Part I - Family History, Part II - Autobiography - inscribed copy

      Pittsburgh: Murdoch-Kerr Press. 1885. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1885. Inscribed copy. Tall 8vo, original full darkest brown pebbled leather gilt, frontispiece, 465 pp. Very good copy, some restoration to front hinge and joint including strengthening with japanese paper. contents clean and tight, a little age toned. Bookplate of Walter Scott Mitchell on pastedown. Tipped in engraved portrait of Mellon (different from the frontispiece) INSCRIBED BY MELLON TO HIS PERSONAL SECRETARY: &#39;February 12, 1902...For faithful services, and close attention to duties imposedon him, I present this work to my private secretary, Al. L. Helbling... Thos Mellon.&#39; Also contains some Mellon memorabilia: birthday greeting card with original small photographic portrait of Thomas and Sarah Negley Mellon dated 1908 and in envelope addressed to Mitchell, two copies of the 1908 memorial notice of the death of Thomas Mellon at age 95 with mounted gravure photo of Mellon, and some hand-pencilled note sheets recording the death of Mrs. Mellon in 1909. This volume was purchased from the Chalfant estate in Sewickley Heights, PA; Henry Chalfant and Walter S. Mitchell served on the board of directors of Allegheny General Hospital together and were neighbors; Mitchell was also a Mellon Bank employee and rose to a position on the Board of Directors of Mellon Bank where he was Chief Cashier for a time. An excellent Pittsburgh association of a rare book; the autobiography was considered a little too honest for its time in Mellon&#39;s cold assessment of his fellow businessmen in Pittsburgh (as well as of his own wife) and was partly suppressed by the family. We don&#39;t know the connection between Helbling and Mitchell. GREAT Mellon book with fine provenance.

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        Memoirs Of The Life And Works Of Sir Christopher Wren

      Fourteen years in the making, published to mark the centennial of Wren's death, and based on extensive research, Elmes' work was the first comprehensive biography. Offered is an extraordinary first edition specimen from the library of the eminent London bookseller, William Alfred Foyle [1885-1963], documented by his luxe red morocco bookplate with gold leaf letters. A largest paper example in the publisher's extra-gilt morocco binding with a proof impression of the engraved Christopher Wren frontispiece portrait, it is greatly enriched with 83 selected additional prints bound facing apt text, with many prints of interest including gatefold and hand colored architectural engravings and portraits in proof examples and in fine mezzotint impressions. Some highpoints: a rare copperplate engraved portrait of Christopher Wren, possibly in honor of his appointment as Surveyor-General of the King's Works (not recorded as in the British Museum or in the National Portrait Gallery), a superb 2-leaves engraved pyramidal table, listing the building designs of Christopher Wren, a fine suite of 5 prints of St. Paul's Cathedral, including a folding ground plan, and two prints of the Monument including a gatefold engraving with appended views. SIZE: Royal Quarto, 330 x 278 mm (12.99 x 10.95 inches). The regular paper first edition is 50 mm smaller (280 mm). FINE BINDING: Publisher's full red morocco boards sewn with marbled endpapers, finished in gold leaf by Henderson & Bisset, the sides with triple ruled borders with interlaced heraldic devices punctuated by corner compasses and with decorated turn-ins and edges with bead tools, the 6-compartment spine divided by laced florals framed by parallelograms, bordered by interlaced floral lozenges, the top edge rolled with gold-leaf. ADDITIONAL PRINTS: 1) Architectural: 50 prints with views of 36 London churches in which Christopher Wren had a hand and 2 churches by his disciple, Nicholas Hawksmoor. Highlights: Of five folding prints, two are 4-leaves gatefold engravings: "The Monument by Wren" (1723), design by Nicholas Hawksmoor, engraving by Henry Hulsberg and "A Perspective from the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich taken from the River Thames" (1789), design by Thomas Lancey, engraving by Newton. The suite of 5 prints of St. Paul's Cathedral includes a folding ground plan to scale, a hand colored exterior view of the north and west sides from a James Elmes design and a view of, "The Choir from the Altar". A list of building designs by Christopher Wren is provided by the striking, folded pyramidal table engraving, "A Catalogue of the Churches of the City of London; Royal Palaces, Hospitals and Public Edifices Built by Sir Christopher Wren, 1668-1718" (Hulsberg). An engraving hand-colored in periwinkle shows the beautiful, "View of the Stairs at York Buildings, London with the WaterWorks and a distant prospect of Westminster Bridge" (1784), A. Hogg. And there are two superb interior views of St. Stephen's, Walbrook, one hand colored and two print views of St. Mary Le Bow, Cheapside. 2) Portrait: 33 prints with 6 proof impressions, several choice mezzotints and many copper plate engraved portraits of fellow members of the Royal Society including Galileo, Robert Hooke, Christiann Huygens and Nehemiah Grew. Highlights: a rare narrative portrait of Christopher Wren by an unknown artist, showing him in his first maturity; the superb, full-size Jan Verkolje mezzotint of Anton Van Leeuwenhoek, done from life; John Flamsteed, Royal Astronomer, engraved by George Vertue (1721), in a fine impression; the mezzotint of Sir Stephen Fox by Earlom, 1 of 6 proof impressions; a superb engraving of Sir Thomas Gresham, after Sir Antonio More (Moro), engraved by Ranson, and in a rare proof impression; and the mezzotint of Thomas Sydenham, the rare engraving by James McArdell left unfinished. CONDITION DETAIL: Prints: those intrinsic to the edition: Fine. Additional: A small number with margin foxing: several with minor toning, some with useful identifications in pencil, including a few with prices on versos, and a few with historical annotations at foot of the mount sheet or on the verso. Some large portraits have slightly trimmed margins to fit the 315 mm leaf size. Text Pages: 2/3 are clean & fresh, including 4/5 of the principal text; 1/3 are toned including extremities. Some text pages have fox spots in margins: some, including the title page have offset toning from prints: one sheet has a small hole in a margin. Pencil checkmarks: inner margin of binder's leaf. Pencil note: verso of front endpaper. Covers: edgewear: bottom corners bumped: bottom corner on lower side cracked. Binding: Very Good. Gold Leaf: bright, except top edge decorations dulled. FULL TITLE: Memoirs Of The Life And Works Of Sir Christopher Wren, With A Brief View Of The Progress of Architecture in England, From The Beginning Of The Reign Of Charles The First To The End Of The Seventeenth Century; And An Appendix Of Authentic Documents. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, xxxvi; 532 pages with extensive footnotes from correspondence & manuscripts; 147 pages, appendices in Latin and English including Wren correspondence discovered by Elmes, and detailed index, [1] leaf, binder's instructions + 11 plates, the Wren portrait frontispiece proof, engraved by Scriven, and 10 other plates printed on one side of the sheet, 4 double-page + 83 extra prints. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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      [Edmonton: William Muir, 1885. ONE OF 50 COPIES (this is copy #49). Softcover. Very Rare Copy of a 19th Century Facsimile of one ofThe Loveliest and Most Charming Books in English. 286 x 229 mm (11 1/4 x 9"). [34] leaves. ONE OF 50 COPIES (this is copy #49). Original blue paper wrappers and white paper spine, titling and number on front cover, advertisement printed on inside rear wrapper. In an excellent recent gray quarter morocco clamshell box with raised bands and gilt spine titling. With frontispiece, illustrated title, and illustrations on every page, all hand-colored, all with tissue guards. Printed on rectos only. Bentley, "Blake Books," 249a. Front joint with one-inch tear at bottom, wrappers with just a hint of soiling and fading as well as minor chipping and wrinkling along bottom and fore edges (one slightly larger chip out of fore edge of rear wrapper), one leaf with narrow strip of dust soiling along fore edge, but still AN EXCELLENT COPY--very fine internally, with clean, fresh, and bright leaves, and with the fragile wrappers solid and generally in a far better state of preservation than would normally be expected. This is a fine facsimile of one of the loveliest books in English, Blake&#39;;s 1789 edition of "Songs of Innocence," which the poet/artist engraved on copperplates in relief and then colored by hand. This facsimile, also hand colored, is based on the Flaxman copy then in the possession of John Pearson (it is now owned by the Morgan Library). In the inside rear wrapper, publisher William Muir states, "My desire and intention is to produce ALL the important works by Wm. Blake that exist in book form . . . And this by methods of working as nearly the same as Blake himself used as the need of maintaining fidelity to his results will allow." Muir also produced facsimiles of "Songs of Experience," "Daughter of Albion," "Book of Thel," "The Milton," "Europa," and "Song of Los.".

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      1885. HOCQUARD, Charles Edouard, photographer. TEN ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS: "LE TONKIN," CA. 1884-1885. Paris: Henry Cremnitz [n.d. pub. ca. 1885-8) Ten mounted albumen photographs on nine stiff cards (one card has two images) printed in red on face. 10 5/8 x 13 3/4 inch mounts, photos 6 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches or 4 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches. Photos in excellent condition, mounts show light edgewear and toning. One has a bookplate on the reverse depicting a (Vietnamese?) hut enclosed by a fence; in ink at the bottom is "Lodgement du Capitain et Lai-chau 1888." Each photograph has a numbered title at the bottom of the image, as follows: 2. Ambassade Chinoise Venue pour Traiter les Preleminaires de la Paix Apres Langson 79. Poste Francais Etabli au Sommet des Rochers de Ninh-Binh 86. Pagode Royale Reduit de la Citadelle de Hanoi 88. Le General Millot et son Etat-Major 91. Porte de la Citadelle de Bac-Ninh par Laquelle Entrerent les Francais 134. Grande Pagode a Nam- Dinh 158. Beautes Tonkinoises 193. Tong-Doc de Hanoi et sa Suite 224. Grande Pagode a Hanoi & 46. Defenses a Triple Enceinte de Bambous Eleves au Nord de Hong-Hoa par les Pavillons-Noirs Hocquard (1855-1911) was a military doctor in the Franco-Chinese War during 1884-1885. His field report on the war illustrated with Woodburytypes was subtitled "Customs and Beliefs of the Vietnamese," and was serialized as "Trente mois au Tonkin" in LE TOUR DE MONDE. This series illustrates the end of the conquest of French Indochina and the last remaining citadels of Vietnam. Hocquard&#39;s interest in the social issues and livelihood of the Vietnamese was well-known. These are more formal images, except perhaps for no. 46., which depicts Black Flag Army soldiers in the field.

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      Good. c. 1885. Hardcover. 34 albumens ranging in size from 5.5" x 8.5" to 8" x 10.75. Most are one per page. All are mounted on one side only to very heavy stock. Most are labeled either within the print or handwritten underneath. Most are of France, Paris in particular. A few of Pisa, Italy. Albumens have good tonal quality. Three quarter brown leather bound cover over brown cloth boards has extensive wear to the extremities. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Front board and end sheets are detached (present). .

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      1885 . Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de. THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA. A Translation with introduction and notes by John Ormsby. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885. in 4 volumes. 8vo. half-leather/leather boards, raised bands, gilt, leather labels, teg., marbled e.pages. Bookplate neatly removed from front pastedown volume I, leaving faint residue, else fine bright set with virtually no signs of wear $650.00

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      New York & London: G.P. Putnam&#39;s Sons, 1885.. Quarto. Publisher&#39;s mauve cloth, heavily decorated in gilt and blind, untrimmed. Plates and illustrations. Minor speckling to the cloth sizing at the extreme foretips, some foxing early and late and occasionally to a few margins of plates, institutional bookplate on pastedown, otherwise about fine and bright, in faintly hand-smudged printed dust jacket with some offsetting to the lower panel from the rather battered publisher&#39;s box. The "Zuyder-Zee Edition," limited to 600 numbered copies, of which this is one of 250 copies on untrimmed Linen paper. However, this copy is at variance with the colophon, in that it is accompanied by the extra suite of ten mounted etchings specially printed on satin that was to accompany the first 25 copies, rather than the two sets of ordinary impressions associated with this middle issue. The corners of the mats are a bit bumped and worn, and one of the etchings is a bit foxed, otherwise the suite is in very good order, in the chipped remnants of the original printed paper wrapper (also bearing a bookplate). This deluxe edition features original etchings (some in Japon proof state) by, and photogravures after, the likes of Pennell, Gifford, Vanderhoof, Colman, et al. The jacket is not among those selected examples of 19th century jackets cited by Tanselle.

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        Atlas Pintoresco e Historico de los E.U. Mexicianos Cuadro Geografico, Estadistico, Descriptivo e Historico de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos

      Mexico, 1885. hardcover. very good(+). Folio atlas and accompanying octavo volume of text. Atlas is comprised of 13 double page chromolithographed maps. Quarter leather with red cloth binding and gold stamped title; spine in seven compartments. Published by Debray Sucesores, 1885. Expert repair and replacement to minor splitting to spine, with cloth hinge to inside cover. Accompanying book includes title page, iv + 474 pp. and 3 pages of index and errata. Octavo with quarter leather binding and marble board. Spine in five compartments with gold stamped title. Published by Oficina Tip. de la Secretaria de Fomento, 1885. Light scattered foxing to title page, else very good. Stunning and unusual atlas of Mexico. Eleven of the thirteen maps show Mexico in various ways: politically, religiously, ethnographically, by transportation, public institutions, agriculture and geological features. Two additional maps show the Valley of Mexico and Mexico City and its environs. Each map is bordered by exquisitely rendered vignettes, pertaining to the map&#39;s theme. Accompanying volume of text goes into extensive detail of each individual map including historical and cultural information, geographic descriptions and demographics. Rarely sold as a set, the text is a wonderful companion piece to this beautiful atlas. Garcia Cubas (1832-1912) was a Mexican geographer, mapmaker, writer and publisher. He is known for publishing the first atlas of Mexico.

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        [Confidential]. Report of a Mission to Sikkim and the Tibetan Frontier with a Memorandum on Our Relations with Tibet

      Calcutta: Bengal Secretariat Press, 1885. 4to. (10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches). 22 mounted albumen photographs. Folding map. Publisher&#39;s russet cloth, lettered in gilt on the upper cover, rebacked with leather. A presentation copy of a scarce photographically illustrated work on the Tibetan frontier during the period of British interest amidst the Great Game. Macaulay undertook his mission in October-November 1885, and reported enthusiastically on the value of extending British relations with Tibet, but though he was chosen to lead a subsequent mission to promote this, an Anglo-Chinese treaty led to its abandonment. In his introduction to the present volume, he notes that "photographs were taken on the journey." This copy gifted by the author to the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911), who had travelled to Sikkim in 1848, a journey that resulted in his famous Rhododendrons of the Sikkim-Himalaya.

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      Benares: Printed by the Kamashastra Society for private subscribers only, 1885. FIRST PRINTING OF THIS EDITION. Hardcover. A Fine Copy in Morocco of the First Printing ofBurton&#39;s Unexpurgated "Arabian Nights". 254 x 159 mm (10 x 6 1/4"). Together, 16 volumes. FIRST PRINTING OF THIS EDITION. Very pleasing rose colored crushed half morocco over buckram boards by Brian Frost & Co. (signed on verso of front endpaper of each volume), raised bands, spine panels with gilt floral centerpiece or titling, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Title pages printed in red and black. Penzer, pp. 114 (volumes 1-10), 115-16 (supplemental volumes, 11-16). First and last few leaves of each volume generally with light foxing (a few of these leaves a bit more foxed), the text a shade less than bright because of paper stock chosen, but still A VERY FINE COPY, the especially lustrous binding without fault, and with no signs of use internally. Probably derived from Egyptian and Persian origins, the "Arabian Nights&#39; Entertainment," or "The Thousand and One Nights" has as its framework the story of a king who kills successive wives on the morning after the consummation of their marriage. The fatal pattern is broken by the wily Scheherazade, who enthralls her husband (and the reader) with stories so pleasing that her life is spared. The stories first appeared in a European language with the publication of a French translation by Antoine Galland early in the 18th century, and they were first done into English, with some omissions, by Edward William Lane in 1838-41. The present famous translation by Burton is the first unexpurgated version. The work was privately printed, as its erotic nature was much too explicit for the general Victorian audience. In any case, this very substantial undertaking is "by far the most celebrated of all of his books. . . . As a monument of his Arabic learning and his encyclopedic knowledge of Eastern life, this translation was his greatest achievement." (Britannica) Although the binding here is not especially decorative, it obviously has been done by able craftsmen using good quality materials. And the book has apparently been the property of very careful (or very strait-laced) owners, because it appears to have been virtually untouched.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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